Mariah Carey… the true definintion of a legendary diva.
Hot on the heels of her award-winning roll in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” and in anticipation of next month’s remix album, the R&B diva thrilled a Los Angeles crowd with her performance on the Angels’ Advocate Tour. Mariah is a legend in music history. Mariah is a diva. Mariah knows she is both and she definitely owns it. The night at the Gibson Ampitheatre was a glimpse into the mega-star’s personality and an insight into her knowledge of herself and her well established place in the entertainment world.
The arena was jammed full and Eva Longoria and Russell Simmons were spotted in the crowd. As the lights dimmed and soft purple light spelled out the name “MARIAH,” the crowd was roused to see their angel. The curtains suddenly fell to the floor and a gold adorned Mariah Carey drifted down from the rafters on a swing. The bottom of the ruffled gown was soon torn away by her four backup dancers and it was time for the party to begin. “Shake It Off” and “Touch My Body” roused the adoring fans to their feet. She told the audience, “You sound very, very festive.” She then picked up a glass from a table full of beverages and said, “This is water — don’t get it twisted, please. Now that’s not to say there aren’t other things on the table. This is L.A. And I have been known to have a sip or two in L.A.” Laughter and good vibes filled the air.